It was such a pleasure to see so many people taking part in the Guru Tegh Badahur charity walk despite the cold and wet wintry November morning. The participants age varied from six to sixty, both male and female and some even from outside Coventry especially Makhan Singh and his colleagues all the way from London. The walk started at 10am after the granthi (priest) had recited the ardas. All the services were present i.e. Police, British red cross, the communication control room staff, etc. The first group started the walk followed by a further four groups.
The Guru Tegh Badahur charity walk started at Guru Nanak Prakash gurdwara and called at the following places: -
All the places of worship were very accommodating and served everybody with food and refreshments, lots of pakoras, glebes, crisp, chocolates and off course chips just to mention a few.
Our thanks to all the gurdwaras, mandirs, churches, police, CV one, British red cross, Coventry City Council, West midlands transport who all contributed immensely towards the smooth running of the whole event. We were very glad to see councillors Malkit Singh Auluk and Ram Lakha who also participated in the charity walk. We are very grateful to Devinder Singh of Somel Tents for letting us use their marquees at a very small fee. The catering team were very busy frying chips led my Balbir Singh Channa and helped by Malkit Singh who was all the way from California, US. At the end of the charity walk all participants were issued with a unique Sikh Union Certificate commemerating the event.